Thermite-powered soldering iron.
|Thermite-powered soldering iron.|
I've heard of butane-powered portable soldering irons (even have one) but this is the first I've heard of a thermite powered one. Actually, though it was sold as thermite-powered, nothing in the box or instructions actually says so explicitly. It definitely can't be plain thermite, which would melt the end of the thing right off. But some variation of thermite with a moderator to slow down and cool reaction would make sense. If anyone knows what it really is, I'd be interested!
In operation, the cartridge is placed in the head and the firing pin on the back is pulled and released to set off whatever it is. I have only one cartridge, and no, I'm not going to try it.
Source: eBay seller greatresults
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 21 August, 2003